Public exhibition on proposed changes to Brixton police station 24 Oct 11:18

Lambeth police is inviting residents in the borough to attend a public exhibition about important changes proposed to Brixton police station.

 

The exhibition will take place at Brixton Library, Brixton Oval, SW2 1JQ, on Tuesday, 25 October 5 - 8pm.

 

As we know policing in Lambeth has changed significantly in recent years and the time has come to review our custody arrangements.  There has been an aspiration for several years to upgrade and update our existing custody facilities but for one reason or another, these plans have not reached fruition. There is now a desire on the part of both the MPS and the MPA to press ahead with a significant custody upgrade.

 

An important part of this includes looking at custody arrangements. 

 

At present, there are 30 cells for the whole borough, which is not always sufficient. Custody cells in Lambeth are also split across three locations – this means the existing police facilities are not used as efficiently as they could be and officers often have to spend additional time travelling between the various sites. 

According to the traditional custody model, all sites also need 24/7 staffing regardless of the number of detainees held, which means the police could be using its resources more efficiently. 

 

To address these issues, to improve the service locally, and to help make Lambeth generally safer for all residents, it is proposed to extend custody provision at Brixton police station.

 

The public exhibition has been organised to give local residents and other interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposals and ask any questions before a planning application is submitted to Lambeth Council later this Autumn. 


Details about the proposals will also be available on
www.content.met.police.uk/Borough/Lambeth

People can also find out more or comment until 28 October by writing to;

Brixton Custody Extension
Frank O'Neill House
4th Floor Communications Unit
43-59 Clapham Road
London, SW9 0JD

or sending an email to AskLambethBoroughCommander@met.police.uk.